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The Historical Association's annual Celebrating History weekend will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Liverpool, April 16-18. Visits and walks will explore: Georgian Liverpool, the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool's transatlantic slave trade, Albert Dock, Pier Head and Ince Blundell Hall.

There will also be a ferry trip along the Mersey with commentary. On the Sunday, Professor Harry Dickinson will give a talk on "Charles James Fox in Caricature" and Professor Sir Ian Kershaw will share his expertise on Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich. The AGM starts at 12.30pm. Fee: pound;230 residential; pound;80 single supplement; pound;150 non-residential. HA, 59a Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4JH.

Tel: 020 7735 3901 Email:

"Belonging to Europe - small nation, big issues", the annual conference and professional training development course run by EUROCLIO (the European Standing Conference of History Teachers' Associations), will be held in Cardiff, March 30-April 4. Organised by the Association of History Teachers in Wales, it will explore the role history is meant to play in the socialisation of children in society; how far a state agenda and a national consensus about interpretation of the past should inform principles of history in schools; teaching local history from the perspective of its interaction with common European influences, movements and ideas; and how the concept of interpretations is approached in different parts of Europe.

Participants will also visit The Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagan's. Peggy George, ESIS, G5, Treforest Industrial Estate, Pontypridd, RCT, CF37 5YL.

Tel: 01443 845407.

Sites not normally open to the public are sometimes visited on Historical Association tours. Knowledgeable guides and lecturers accompany the tours and comfortable en suite accommodation is provided. Forthcoming tours include: Vietnam, Isle of Wight, Crete and Santorini (waiting list), north east Wales and the Wirral, Lincolnshire and Morocco. Email: Geraldine Eves at for programmes or The Historical Association,59a Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4JH.

Tel: 020 7735 3901.

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